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T&T cops 7 CXC awards

Express - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:45
TRINIDAD and Tobago is once again excelling at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) level. Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh announced yesterday that out of the nine regional awards given out by the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), this country copped seven, including top overall pupil in CAPE.

Petrotrin could shut down refinery operations

Express - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:42
STATE-owned Petrotrin said yesterday it could be forced to shut down its refinery operations because of the refusal of Ebola-scared workers to off-load a shipment of crude oil. The company detailed the steps it took to ensure that a crude oil tanker coming from the West African Country of Gabon, was safe, but which company employees refused to handle because of fear over the Ebola virus.

Griffith: Jamaica right to block Bakr

Express - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:41
The decision by the Jamaican government to debar entry to Jamaat-al-Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr should be applauded as national security takes precedence over everything else, according to National Security Minister Gary Griffith.

Aim high, grads told

Express - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:40
“Nothing is impossible with God,” Living Water Community co-founder Rhonda Maingot said yesterday after being awarded an honorary degree from The University of the West Indies (UWI). Maingot received an honorary LLD (Doctor of Laws) for her “stellar contribution to Caribbean development” and is one of 20 persons to receive honorary degrees from the institution this year; including President Anthony Carmona and veteran calypsonian Calypso Rose.

Two teams record come-from-behind wins

Stabroek - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:13
Home side Buxton United and BV/Triumph United recorded come-from-behind victories when the East Coast Football Association (ECFA) Stag Beer senior league continued on Sunday at the Buxton Community...

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Reggae Girlz crash out

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:00
WASHINGTON, DC, United States — The Reggae Girlz were brave against the Mexicans. But according to Jamaica's head coach Merron Gordon, a failure to execute defensive plans against a formidable Mexico attack proved their undoing.

Football is a game of power, says CONCACAF boss

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:00
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb officially welcomed attendees to the Soccerex Americas Forum at the inaugural ceremony on Tuesday in the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Lindon Thompson gets 2014 Sam Sharpe Award for his contribution to sports

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:00
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Lindon Thompson received the 2014 Sam Sharpe Award for his contribution to sports during the St James Parish Council's Heroes' Day Civic Ceremony held in the historic Sam Sharpe Square on Monday.

Nadal into quarter-finals; Federer into second round of Swiss Open

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:00
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) --- After Rafael Nadal reached the Swiss Open quarter-finals in 57 minutes with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, top-seeded Roger Federer crushed Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-2, 6-1 in just 46 minutes to reach the second round yesterday.

UEFA mulls allowing only women, kids at games affected by racism

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:00
LONDON, England (AP) -- UEFA President Michel Platini is mulling whether to allow only women and children into matches rather than completely closing stadiums as punishment for supporters' racist abuse.

Evett Malcolm: sport is her passion

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:00
MONTEGO BAY, St James — At 46, Evett Malcolm still finds time to play netball for her club Crystal United, despite her hectic work load at the St James branch of the Social Development Commission (SDC), where she is employed as a community development officer.

FIFA officials arrive in Guyana to quell lingering dispute

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:00
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) -- Two officials from football's governing body (FIFA) have arrived in Guyana to help quell an ongoing dispute between two factions of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF).

'I think if God loves one person, it's me'

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:00
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Almost five years after Haiti's Football Federation lost 10 of its 17 members in an earthquake that killed over 200,000 people, tears still flow from the eyes of Lestin 'Tap Tap' Sainmil, whenever he relives his miraculous escape from death.

Battle of the city was more than fun and games.

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:00
Don't be fooled by the advertisement. It was not just a game. It was the pride and passion of one city willing its teams on to prove they are as good as or even better than those from the other city.

Dinthill surprise Manchester High in D'Cup quarter-finals

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:00
MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- Defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) were the biggest winners on the day as the quarter-final stage of the ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition got under way yesterday.

Real make Liverpool suffer, Wenger gets dramatic birthday gift

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:00
PARIS, France (AFP) --- Real Madrid handed Liverpool a 3-0 Champions League reality check yesterday as Arsenal struck twice at the death in a 2-1 win at Anderlecht to mark manager Arsene Wenger's 65th birthday in style.

Platini, African confederation in spat over Ebola

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:00
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- UEFA President Michel Platini is demanding that the Confederation of African Football withdraws an "insulting" statement that claimed the Frenchman was interfering in its affairs over Ebola.

Mathews, Mohammed star as Windies Women lose

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:00
Mohammed snapped up three wickets for 19 runs to unsettle the top-order and restrict the homeside to 128 for five in their 20 overs at Manuka Oval.

BUG programme aims to lift grades at Catherine Hall Primary

Observer - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:00
THE Kiwanis Club of Montego Bay launched the local arm of Kiwanis International's Bring Up Grades (BUG) programme at the Catherine Hall Primary School in Montego Bay on Monday.

Jamaica, Chile sign pact for humanitarian, peace-keeping training

Observer - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:00
THE Government and the Republic of Chile have entered into a Defence Technical Agreement, with the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to benefit from advanced training in humanitarian relief and peace-keeping efforts.